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Sex Differences in the Big Five Personality Factors among Egyptian Adolescents

Ahmed M. Abdel-Khalek


Published: 2019/06/01


The aim of the present research was to explore sex differences in personality factors among a sample of 250 Egyptian school students in the age range between 14 and 16 years. They responded to the Arabic version of the Big Five Questionnaire for Children developed by Barbaranelli et al. (2003). This Arabic version has good internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and criterion-related validity. Results indicated statistically significant differences in neuroticism (girls obtained the higher mean score) and extraversion and openness (boys had the higher mean scores). The effect sizes were small. It was concluded that there are true sex-related differences in personality among Egyptian teenagers, particularly higher neuroticism among females.

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